niklaus

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  1. Apr 06, 2016

    Been noticing a drastic improvement in my skin! It's been 5 months since that horrendous break out I received during exam time. I was hoping that I would clear up after 3 months (like the last volcanic eruption I had) but this time it has taken much longer for some unfortunate reason.
  2. Mar 18, 2016

    Planes rides are terrible for the skin because of all that recycled air and bacteria in an enclosed cabin. I wish I had the confidence to go to the airport and be on a plane without makeup but the idea of that is too nerve wracking. I was just looking at some bare face pictures of me from a few weeks ago and I'm happy to report that my skin has improved. I believe the main reason for this is the birth control pill I'm ingesting. Other products I'm using still are Banish Vitamin C serum and Paula's Choice 2% AHA (which surprisingly doesn't dry out my skin). I'm thinking of upgrading to Neostrata's 8% AHA which worked very well a long time again (the major downside was that my skin was as tight as a rubber band). I'm eager to upgrade now but I don't want to jump the gun since I've only been on 2% AHA for about a month. Toodles~
  3. Mar 08, 2016

    I dare not feel happy but I think my skin has finally reached the turning point. The light at the end of the tunnel if you will but I know that tomorrow my view point will be different. But for today I choose to be happy and optimistic. I've been breaking out terribly on my forehead and temple region for some time now. I was very apprehensive about using my Paula's Choice 2% BHA solution because previously I have experienced terrible dryness and tightness across my face. In the morning I apply this solution before putting on my primer and the rest of my makeup. At night, I apply about 3 drops of Banish Vitamin C serum, rub it into my skin for good blood circulation (apparently it's said to help with fading hyper pigmentation marks), allow it to sit for a good 10 minutes or so and finally apply my Paula's Choice solution. Again I rub my skin in circular motions to encourage blood circulation. Much to my surprise, I have not experienced any kind of dryness and tightness whatsoever. It was only today that I noticed some minor flaking with my makeup around my nose. I've been sticking to my birth control pills fyi. Sigh, when will this shit end?
  4. Feb 29, 2016

    I don't know if it's because of the birth control pills (Brenda-35 aka Diane-35), my oncoming period or just normal acne but my face has not been improving at all. I wouldn't say it has gotten worse but my forehead does seem to be breaking out quite often. Ugh saw my face under fluorescent light at Sephora. Didn't do anything to my confidence to see all those raised bumps peaking through from my makeup. I'm thinking of perhaps using my Paula's Choice 2% BHA because 8% BHA really helped my out last time and I had clear-ish skin for at least a month. The thing about BHA is that it makes my skin really dry and irritated. I've been quite enjoying not having any constrictions to my facial movements due to the lack of dryness but it's time to go back to it tonight. Dry, red looking and itchy skin, here I come! -_- Might be going to a party this Friday (I'm gonna try this new thing where I won't allow my acne to socially restrict me to my bedroom). I want to be social. I NEED to be social. I feel so depressed living alone and confined within 4 walls. I want to look good in pictures (I haven't posted any on Facebook for a very long time) ya know. Told a friend that I started the BC pills and man oh man, that person was not happy. Was very concerned that it might hinder my chances of getting pregnant in the future even though I assured him that lots of people on the internet and most importantly a doctor told me that it would have no harmful effects whatsoever.